Facebook … bla!

Can’t do it …  too many advertisements … too much crap that is not compostable.  What good is crap if you can’t put it in a compost pile?  Besides, I really don’t have the time to keep up both this journal and a FB page. Wally and I made the decision yesterday to find the […]

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Just plugging away with chores

It seems like we haven’t got a lot done this weekend, but we really have!!!! Last year I bought some young blue Wyandotte pullets.  They are pretty little birds and very calm.  Unfortunately, they’ve turned into broody beasts.  We sold all but one rooster so I am not certain the eggs that they hens are […]

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Raw milk

Yesterday I drank a half gallon of raw goat milk that had been milked on the 11th.  That means it was 14 days old.  It tasted perfectly fine.  What store-bought pasteurized milk would last that long? Until later …

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A gorgeous morning!

I wish I could bottle the cool temperature this morning and let it free when I have to go out to do chores this evening.  It is absolutely lovely out there right now.  There’s a light fog hanging over the pond and the fields.  It’s so beautiful. Yesterday afternoon, the landlord dropped off color charts […]

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Heck, it weren’t so bad …

In the past, Mondays have been horrible at MM.  A few weeks ago, they hired a new prep person: a woman my age who has been in the restaurant business for 30+ years.  I was a bit worried that she was being hired to replace me, but as it turns out, we work very, very […]

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Back to the grind …

It was a pretty busy weekend.  The clinic on Saturday took up the whole day and then some and spending so much time out in the sun and heat without a hat (dummy!) took its toll.  Sunday was spent doing a few chores outside and then coming back in and resting in the A/C.  Yep, […]

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Drudgery …

Definition of DRUDGERY: dull, irksome, and fatiguing work : uninspiring or menial labor.  That’s how both Wally and I feel about our jobs these days.  It’s sad … maybe it seems so bad now because it’s been overcast and rainy for the past few days. I put the horses in the goat pasture on Monday […]

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How does your garden grow?

Most of this weekend was spent in the garden.  On Saturday, I unloaded a truckload of composted horse manure which about did me in.  Sunday was spent re-planting beans, planting peppers and eggplant seedlings and transplanting many of the tomato plants that grew up in the dirt we removed from the pig enclosure.  There must […]

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Changes and a little bit of progress

I got out of work a bit early yesterday so I decided to get something done that’s been bothering me for a long time now.  Ever since I got laid off, I’ve been taking out my spring/summer work clothes and hanging them in the closet and putting the fall/winter clothes in storage bins.  I’d do […]

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